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CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 6:00am EST
than on helping patients stay healthy and get better. and medicare has done a terrible job of that over the years in terms of paying for preventive services has not done that over the years. this is -- it is now december and the way the system is broken is, my busiest time as a surgeon in wyoming is at the end of the year, people who met their deductibles, who have insurance, come into the office and say it's time for my operation, i have to get it done before the first of the year because of my -- my -- my deductible. it has been used up. and i want to have my operation that i'm not going to have to pay for. we have the incentives all wrong, mr. president, in this country in terms of health care. so we do not health care reform. but i don't think this bill is the way to do it, which is a government takeover of the government system in america. mr. baucus: mr. president, i've got to address that one. my colleagues want to speak. i think it's worth repeating over and over and over again. this legislation is designed to retain uniquely american solution to health care, roughly half publi
NBC
Jan 2, 2010 1:00pm EST
supplies - but it's where i get my prescription drugs as well. see if you're on medicare, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies as well as your prescription drugs may be covered. liberty takes care of all the paperwork with medicare and sends the prescription forms directly to your doctor for approval. then, on your schedule, packs up this box and sends it right to your door with no charge for shipping. and liberty assures you have everything you need to manage your diabetes, including most brand name meters. call now and we'll send you a free meter. plus, a free cookbook when you join. call liberty. they can help you live a better life. call the number on your screen. hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible with a hoveround. tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor and founder of hoveround. when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free hoveround information kit that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their ho
CNN
Jan 2, 2010 11:00am EST
confront a complex medicare system to get the coverage she really needs. >> i'm trying to be interpret tif. you understand what i'm saying? no. okay. >> this idea we played around with really needed to be there in the community. >> what i'd like to do first a vocal warm-up. my name is suzy. all of the actors tend to learn a lot about helping each other out. i'm an actress and director and artistic director of open circle theater. i was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, brittle bones disease. way too tight. look how tight it is for the wheelchairs to come in that way. about 20,000 to 40,000 people have it in the country, kind of like osteoporosis for your whole life but a lot more complicated. fourth of four children. i was pretty much expected to do what else everybody else did but according to my brother not as many chores. i had to have rods put in my leg bones for an infrastructure. having a family that was able to deal with it helped a lot. having really great medical care helped a lot. i'm retired on disability because i'm too sick to work. now i'm back on medicare through social sec
CBS
Jan 2, 2010 6:30pm EST
and copayments can add another $1,000 to that. there's no medicare or medicaid. the government pays a cash subsidy to anyone who can't afford the basic policy. no one goes broke from getting sick, but health care's cost to the economy here is higher than anywhere except the u.s. what you built here was a rolex and really, perhaps, you should have made a timeex. >> it is a rolex. you're right. it should not just look like a rolex but also work like a rolex. >> reporter: it does, and the swiss love it, except once a year when premium prices go up. insurance companies which aren't allowed to make a profit from selling basic coverage and can't limit patient choice complain their hands are tied. do you think that patients have too much choice now? >> they have a lot of choice. >> reporter: too much? >> i think perhaps yes. >> reporter: given an aging population and high-tech medicine, some say costs are bound to rise 3% or 4% a year. health care reform here has been more expensive than reformers predicted, but the swiss say they didn't expect a perfect system overnight. >> such a system needs,
WHUT
Jan 2, 2010 10:30am EST
, even early medicare, that such a person would not be in violation of the law if he accepted such a benefit for giving an organ so that a stranger could live. >> bonnie: under her donation incentive program, dr. satel's donors would earn financial benefits from their governments. first, they'd be screened to make sure they're in good physical and emotional health. then, there would be a waiting period prior to the donation, and donors would be guaranteed follow-up medical care. >> of all the people involved in the transplantation process, the donor is the only one who takes a risk a gives a thing of value, and gets nothing in return. i'm not talking about a traditional free market at all, where people make independent contracts. we are talking about a regulated system through the government. as i mentioned before, we already have a very good infrastructure established for individuals who want to donate freely to a stranger. here, they would use the exact same procedure, except that they would get a benefit. >> bonnie: there are more than 105,000 people in the national wai
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 7:00am EST
question. i understand medicare is restrict frd this new law. is that true? if an employer chooses not to cover mental health at all, there is nothing the employer can do. >> like i mentioned, there's no mandate how this be covered. if the employer chooses not to cover it. this law will not be helped. it is in everyone's interest that these services be covered if primary care physicians are the most likely people to treat depression it would require insurance companies medicare has historically discriminated against mental health services we managed to get the co-pay requirement services removed. it was difficult to have any changes to the law we conditioned to work on getting things like the lifetime limit for medicare. the family physician medication is the bet one. they should inform the person that they take a while to work. someone gets discouraged in two weeks. the medication will not have taken affect yet. we should try to have as many portals into treatment as possible. she got a lot of questions in that one call. hi, sue. >> i have a question, a little bit different. i wan
FOX
Jan 2, 2010 6:00pm EST
that the legislation may cut medicare reimbursement rates to this and other hospitals as well as cut the additional government subsidies howard receives for treating so many uninsured patients. >> we're just going to go over our game plan again. >> reporter: still as more people have health insurance and are able to build a relationship with a primary care physician doctors hope this will mean fewer expensive late stage treatments. >> the idea of having insurance will at least insure that those patients or those people have at least access to more preventive care. >> if they are entering the health care arena earlier, seeing their primary care physician and not utilizing the high resources of an emergency room, then that's also better for hospitals. >> reporter: provided that there are enough primary care physicians to handle the expected increase in patients. currently there is a shortage of these docs. more medical students are going into lurative specialties. med schools such as howard are trying to change that. >> here at howard and other medical schools across the country we've been trying to
FOX News
Jan 2, 2010 4:00pm EST
the senate bill is still a government-run takeover of health care. it still robs medicare of about a half trillion dollars, and this one, unlike the health bill in the house, forces taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn children and that is not health care and the american people overwhelmingly reject it. but it seems nancy pelosi and harry reid are hell bent on shoving this government-run health care system down the american people's throat. i can only say to you that if they keep it up, the american people may turn this whole administration and the democrat majority into one giant shovel ready project next fall. >> i want to talk about -- i want to give you a chance to respond to the abortion restrictions because harry reid sacrificed the public option to keep senator joe lieberman on board and tightened the abortion restrictions to reel in ben nelson on the abortion federally funded abortion measure. that's still not making republicans happy. is there any room here for negotiation? >> let me take a moment out and first say that this house bill that we passed is not government run.
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 2:00pm EST
family practice people being skilled enough one question. i understand medicare is restrict frd this new law. is that true? if an employer chooses not to cover mental health at all, there is nothing the employer can do. >> like i mentioned, there's no mandate how this be covered. if the employer chooses not to cover it. this law will not be helped. it is in everyone's interest that these services be covered if primary care physicians are the most likely people to treat depression it would require insurance companies medicare has historically discriminated against mental health services we managed to get the co-pay requirement services removed. it was difficult to have any changes to the law we conditioned to work on getting things like the lifetime limit for medicare. the family physician medication is the bet one. they should inform the person that they take a while to work. someone gets discouraged in two weeks. the medication will not have taken affect yet. we should try to have as many portals into treatment as possible. she got a lot of questions in that one call. hi, sue. >> i have
CNN
Jan 2, 2010 12:00pm EST
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FOX News
Jan 2, 2010 12:00pm EST
, especially cutting medicare payments. molly henneberg takes a look how tt affect hospitals treating low income patients. >> at howard university hospital in washington d.c., also a level one trauma center, about 20% of patients walk in the door uninsured. although many may ultimately qualify for medicaid, leaving the hospital stuck with much of the bills. doctors here say health care legislation expanding insurance coverage, via the private sector or a taxpayer funded government-run plan may alleviate some of the hospitals financial burden. >> we expect to get reimbursed for the services we provide and i think that with health care reform, it's going to be better than having nothing and hopefully, that the pace that we provide the services to will be able to make any extra payments they need to make. but the doctor says he's concerned that the legislation may cut medicare reimbursement rates to this and other hospitals, as well as cut the additional government subsidies, howard receives for treating so many uninsured patients. >> dr. robenson we're going over the game plan. >> still fmo
CNN
Jan 2, 2010 8:00am EST
suffered 15 years from artsds right in her knees until she got medicare, treatment was too expensive. >> i'm proud as a peacock. >> reporter: but sometimes wealth isn't found if a wallet. >> i can really walk without it. >> let's see. don't be falling down now. >> reporter: it thrives in spirit. >> this is great. >> reporter: it's always been payment enough for dr. nickels. >> you're a good woman. >> reporter: despite the title david nickel is is no longer a doctor on the island, he's a father, an advocate. on a shrinking island in the chesapeake bay, in a dwindling ton at its center. >> inez, come here. >> reporter: dr. david nickels made it his mission to build something that would last. >> it's been a long time. a long time coming. >> reporter: the concrete foundation for the new clinic is a result of years of fundraising. >> well worth it. >> reporter: an insurance policy for people who have no insurance. >> he's just always been there. he's always been there for the people when they needed him the most. >> reporter: with a heart as big as the chesapeake bay is blue. >> i think i've go
CBS
Jan 2, 2010 8:00am EST
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CNN
Jan 2, 2010 3:00am EST
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CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 6:35am EST
senior citizens and say we really didn't mean it. yes, the bill cuts medicare by by $500 billion, but we really didn't mean it and we have four years in which to fix it. that is, four years in which to replace that $500 billion. and, of course, when that that $500 billion is replaced, if that's the way they decide to go, then we will know that the numbers we are getting out of c.b.o. are completely phony. then we will know that the statement that this bill is revenue neutral is -- is a nonstarter. then we will know that there was never any intention to try to deal with this cost. but suppose future congresses stand firm and say yes, we are going to stand firm in this four-year period. we're going stand firm against the senior citizens who are going to get their medicare benefits cut. and we're going to take th the $500 billion out of medicare. then we will see the promises that are being made around here that there will be no cut in medicare services all disappear. i hear people say, we're not cutting benefits, we're just cutting payments to providers. that statement is being mad
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